The India International Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 in Shillong, Meghalaya is back again. And so are we, with our group trip to Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival 2019, the best of Meghalaya festivals.
Just like our trips always have been, this group tour to Shillong Cherry blossom too, will comprise of a small number of people. And if you are, 2 people or more and want to enjoy the trip on your own, we will be more than glad to curate and execute a trip only for your group, to one of the best festivals in Meghalaya.
Shillong Cherry Blossom Festival 2019 Itinerary
Day 1 – Guwahati to Shillong
Get received by North East Explorers representative at the airport and start your journey to Shillong. Enjoy the beautiful drive from the plains of Assam to the hills of Meghalaya. Stop by at Umium Lake to enjoy the beauty of this serene place under gorgeous skies.
You can either head straight to the festival venue or check-in to your hotel, freshen – up and then proceed to the festival venue. We would suggest do visit the fest venue first but take it as you please. You can also choose to visit Ward’s lake which looks gorgeous with its cherry trees. Later, you can either choose to visit the market and have your dinner there or head to your hotel to rest after a long day.
Day 2 – Shillong – Cherry blossoms
Pay a visit to the Don Bosco Cathedral.
Visit Ward’s lake to see some more of the Cherry blossoms while taking a calm boat-ride in the lake. You can also enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms at the Shillong golf course.
In the evening, walk down to the city center at Police Bazar and stroll the daily markets.
Day 3 – Shillong to Cherrapunjee
Today we start our journey to the rainiest place in the world, Cherrapunjee, deeper in the Khasi hills & towards the more gorgeous parts of Meghalaya. Today’s journey is full of places to see but most importantly, do not forget to enjoy the beautiful cherry trees on the way, as you leave Shillong. Feel free to stop by to enjoy them at your own pace and take pictures.
Time-permitting, by the end of the day, you would have visited the following places:
- Elephant falls.
- Mawkdok Viewpoint.
- Wha Kaba falls.
- Arwah Caves.
- Nonkalikhai Falls.
- Mawsmai Caves.
For the night, check-in to your lovely stay off Cherrapunjee and in the lap of nature.
**November – February is dry season so waterfalls are not generally at their best but the caves are great and natural pools are crystal clear.
Day 4 – Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong
Leave for Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. Enjoy the beautiful drive from one ridge to another, overlooking lush-green hill and deep cloud-covered valleys. Visit the Living root bridge, on your way to Mawlynnong. You might also want to visit the balancing rock on your way, a huge flat rock sitting perfectly balanced on a tiny rock, for centuries.
Check-in into a beautiful and spacious home-stay overlooking the Bangladesh plains beyond a valley below.
Enjoy the view of Bangladesh plains from the terrace of your home-stay or the treehouse nearby.
Day 5 – Mawlynnong to Guwahati via Dawki
Start early for Dawki/Shnongpedeng. Take a relaxed boat-ride on one of the most transparent rivers you would probably have ever seen. Drive down to the Tamabil BOP and shake hands/interact with the jawans of Bangladesh Rifles. Drive to Guwahati to catch your flight back home.
Cherry Blossom Festival Shillong 2019 – What to expect?
The Shillong Cherry Blossom festival is the most colorful festival of Meghalaya. And much to the delight, the colors are of nature:). The following pictures of the cherry blossom festival in Shillong should give you some idea about what to expect.
Cherry Blossom Festival Shillong 2019 Dates: November 2019 (Exact dates yet to be declared)
- All permits if/as required.
- Dedicated vehicle for the entire stay in Meghalaya.
- Accommodation on twin-sharing with breakfast.
- All road tolls.
**For non-sharing accommodation, please let us know and we will manage the same.
- Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
- Any extension in the number of days stay.
- Food and snacks.
- Parking & boating charges.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusions section above.
Cancellation & Refunds
- 50% cancellation charge up till 45 days before the start of the trip.
- In case we cancel the trip for any unavoidable reason, we will refund 100% of the payment made to us. We will not be liable to pay any expenses the guest might have incurred (train tickets, flight tickets, etc.) to reach the starting point of the trip, Guwahati airport in this case.
**Depending upon the areas that have better blooms, the itinerary might be tweaked without prior notice.
Want to Know More?
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